Movies like Breath 2016

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Breath (2016)
 7.5
 1K
Breath (2016)
Original name: نفس
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 112 min.
Story: We are taken care of when we are children and we do not know as much as when we are older. There is less to worry about. But it does not mean the things that are important to us as children have less significance. You see, for Scruffy, despite that she is from a poor family of the countryside, it is very important to study well, because she will become an asthma doctor. The doctor said her dad will die but she has decided - she will grow up and cure her father. Equally important is to run away from her grandmother, who almost always is lurking around in the dark corners of the house with a comb to fix her messy hair. Death is too abstract to understand, war is a word one hears on the radio that grownups sometimes listen to. Yet, as Scruffy lives through her days full of happiness and misery at full steam, the most tumultuous years of Iran become unveiled on the background, as we are introduced to the Revolution and the Iran-Iraqi war through the eyes of a child.
Plot: child, iraq iran war, poverty, surrealism, iranian
Place: iran

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Most similar movies to Breath

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about iranian, poverty, family relations, iraq iran war, love, persian and society mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like Breath: The Bright Day (2013), The Night Bus (2007), Immortality (2016), Born Under Libra (2000), The Tear of the Cold (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Breath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar,who is living with her father, Ghafour (Mehran Ahmadi) and Grandmother (Pantea Panahiha) during the 70s.Bahar is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with ...
Plot: poverty, child, surrealism, iranian, iraq iran war
Place: iran
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95%
The Bright Day (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 86 min.
Story: THE BRIGHT DAY weaves a story that has its roots in the complexity of Iran’s draconian laws governing capital punishment. A kindergarten teacher hopes to aid the father of one of her young students, a man accused of manslaughter, by convincing ...
Plot: classroom, iranian, money, maid, divorce, caregiver, death
Place: iran
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50%
 6.8
 522
The Night Bus (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film, which is in sharp monochrome, relates the story of a twenty-four-hour-long journey of two young Iranian soldiers (Issā and Emād) and a civilian driver (Amu Rahim) transporting thirty-eight Iraqi prisoners of war, taken from behind the ...
Plot: murder, young soldier, martyr, persian, child soldier, poverty, iranian, death, love letter, bus, martyrdom, iraq iran war ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 23
Immortality (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Six families in different compartments of a train, moving through a rainy night; the families whose lives are interwoven with each other; each destiny is influenced by the other ones, where all get to s similar eternity.
Plot: train, journey, life, iranian
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Born Under Libra (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Divided by student protests and conflicting politics, college lovers Daniel and Mahtab are separated when Daniel flees Tehran. But Mahtab follows, travelling south to his village. As the lovers reunite and head back to Tehran, they find themselves ...
Plot: hijab, boyfriend, martyr, moon, university student, girlfriend, father daughter relationship, iraq iran war
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Tear of the Cold (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Iran-Iraq war,a soldier and a Kurdish girl come to a new understanding of the notion of animosity despite their supposedly opposite circumstances.
Plot: soldier, death, love, iraq iran war, racist comment, degradation, racist insult, kurd, racist remark, minefield
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 4K
M for Mother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The father ...
Plot: iraq iran war, concert, divorce, politician, sick child, poverty, cancer, violin, death of mother, suicide
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The River's End (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man leaves his birthplace, Isfahan, to come to capital city ,Tehran, to forgot his childhood memories. He is the storyteller and he tarts revealing his dreams which have been started a few months after the death of his father. In these ...
Plot: disturbed individual, dead father, husband wife relationship, persian, swimming, father son relationship, iranian, boy, loss of parents, butcher, dead parents, river ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, schoolboy, social differences, on the road, parents and children, youth, obsessive quest, young heroes, society, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Marriage of the Blessed (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their ...
Plot: war trauma, iraq war, religious fundamentalist, injustice, director cameo, fiancee, surrealism, memory, muslim, photographer, mental institution, family relations ...
Place: africa, tehran iran, iran, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 325
The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, old age, merchant, abandoned baby, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 66
Immortality (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Six families in different compartments of a train, moving through a rainy night. In a single, 145-minute take, the film depicts the families and how their lives are interwoven with each other. Vacillating between dream and reality, each story builds ...
Plot: journey, train, society, family, life, iranian
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 853
Travellers (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death, and in the midst of wedding guests and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: wedding, family life, curses spells and rituals, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, against the rules, ghost, dealing with death, couples, family relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Iran is My Country (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sohrab, a provincial young writer, is lost in the desert on the way to Tehran to get a publication license for his book on old Persian poetry, but the trip involves some bizarre events.
Style: avant garde
Plot: writers, iranian, poem, student, desert, persian, poetry
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the Iran-Iraq War, Bashu, a young boy loses his house and all his family. Scared, he sneaks into a truck that is leaving the area. He gets off the truck in the Northern part of the country, where everything from landscape to language is ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: racism, farm, militant, injustice, family relations, wartime life, on the road, village life, village, death in the family, culture clash, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 239
Nargess (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law.
Plot: iranian, female director, theft, police, police officer, hospital, love, love triangle, islam, thief, muslim, older woman younger man relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 4K
Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film progresses along two distinct but interwoven series of events. The first series involves young members of a family who have gathered round their old mother and revive their common childhood memories. the second line focuses on the old ...
Plot: persian, carpenter, iranian, sister sister relationship, brother brother conflict, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
From Karkheh to Rhine (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Saeed who is suffering from injuries that he received in the Iran-Iraq War, is sent to Germany for treatments. In Germany, he meets his sister and her German husband. Saeed and his sister who have not had any relations in many years try to ...
Plot: police, journalist, chemotherapy, leukemia, dog tag, church, flashback, mime, wound, male male hug, uncle nephew relationship, blindness ...
Place: germany, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Respectable Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Shiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he faces a country that is now alien to him. Following ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: homecoming, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, wartime life, family problems, estrangement, society, life is a bitch, death in the family, freedom, bureaucracy, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 2010s ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The White Balloon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, money, new year, family relations, goldfish, celebration, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, cons and scams, family life, new wave ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 22
Drum (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The atmosphere is dreamlike, the characters have no name, neither the streets. Teheran is the only character whose name is constantly evoked. A lawyer, as many others, works and lives alone in his apartment, which is both his office and his home. In ...
Plot: public telephone, oil industry, lawyer, poverty, funeral, law firm, iranian, persian, construction, dictatorship, public phone, marital problem
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 279
Boycott (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Valeh, a member of a leftist organization, is arrested by the SAVAK and sentenced to death. In prison, he reconsiders his relationships with members of his political cell, and begins to doubt the validity of the ideas for which he is condemned. At ...
Plot: prison, marxism, faith, arrest, death penalty, iranian, capture, torture, anti communist, guerilla warfare, baby, doubt ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Trial on the Street (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Just a few hours to his wedding, Amir, a lad from the south of Tehran, receives a call from his closest friend Habib who insist on meeting him to speak about an urgent issue. He rushes to Habib's works place and there listens to Habib's ...
Plot: iranian, prostitution, wedding, abortion, polygamy, betrayal, second wife, friendship, jealous husband, flick knife, taxi driver, dignity ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Wind Carpet (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan, Iran
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Japan and Iran are not in close relationship. More than 4 centuries ago, however, Persian carpets were used in the festival of Takayama, a historic city in mountainous area of Honsyu. A man planned to resume the carpet in the festival, and asked ...
Plot: wedding, childlessness, childhood love, dead wife, love, translator, religion, father daughter relationship, prayer, tradition
Place: japan, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 178
The Raven (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Mr. Esalat is looking for a topic for his TV show, he notices an advertisement in the newspaper about a missing girl. The picture of the missing girl is very familiar to him and he tries to remember where he saw it before. His wife Asieh is a ...
Plot: loveless marriage, sexual harassment, sexless marriage, photograph, nostalgia, journey, alcoholic, iranian, diary, funeral, old woman, film within a film ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: farmer, family life, family problems, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, family in crisis, dignity, new job, hopes, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: blind character, orphan, blindness, children, father son relationship, poverty, family relations, village, bittersweet, arranged marriage, homecoming, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, family, school, siblings relations, unemployment, health situation, foot race, financial problem, young heroes, children, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Custodian (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Davoud Najafi lives with his father Rahman who is the custodian of a small company and his disabled brother Ne'mat. His sister Aghdas is pregnant and her husband is away in Kuwait, so they have to bear her expenses too. Davoud loves film making ...
Plot: class society, desperation, security guard, sexual humor, poverty, bare breasts, degradation, corporal punishment, teenage love, husband hits wife, teenage girl, suicide ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Absolutely Tame Is a Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A corrupted police officer insists on bribing a broke man, so he has to go to everybody and do everything in order to be able to pay him in the very night.
Plot: iranian, car damage, debt, drug addiction, drunkenness, impersonation, mistress, male friendship, friendship between men, extramarital affair
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%